Angel Candy

Ingredients:
One 16-ounce one-step angel food cake mix.
1/2 cup of sugar-free strawberry soda
2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Directions:
Mix sugar, syrup and vinegar in 3-quart saucepan. Cook to hard crack stage (300-degrees). Remove from heat and add baking soda. Beat baking soda into sugar mixture quickly and vigorously. Mixture will almost triple in volume. Immediately pour into greased 13-by-9-2-inch pan. Cool completely. When cool, invert on tray and spread with melted chocolate. Let chocolate cool completely then break into chunks.

Recipe makes about one pound.

Angel Candy II

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon baking soda

Directions:
In large heavy pot, combine sugar, syrup and vinegar. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about seven minutes. Then cook, stirring constantly, 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture reaches 300-degrees when tested with a candy thermometer. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in baking soda and mix well. Pour into buttered 12-by-15-inch pan. Do not spread. Mixture will spread itself. Cool completely then break into chunks.

Recipe makes about one pound.


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